F-BOM’s Spring Book of the Month is Catalyst Moon: Incursion by Lauren L. Garcia
There is balance in all things.
Those who live and breathe magic; those who guard the world against it. Those who heal; those who tear asunder. Those who must choose their paths; those who chose long ago.
The One god shaped the world to exist in perfect harmony…until Seren, the second moon appeared, bringing magic and throwing humanity into chaos. Now, mages are captives, guarded by high walls and highly-trained sentinels, men and women who ingest a dangerous substance to gain an immunity to magic. Only then can they protect the world from the magic-users and abide by their oath: Honor. Service. Sacrifice.
Kali, a mage who longs to run from the painful memories of her deceased father, travels to Whitewater City to meet with a powerful healer. When her sentinel escort is decimated by monstrous bandits, she is left in the company of a single sentinel, Stonewall, a man with nothing left but his chosen name and his faith in the gods. Together, they must survive demonic creatures, bloodthirsty nomads, and a strange magic never seen before.
But trouble brews in Whitewater City. Sentinel Commander Talon struggles to keep the mages captive as Eris, a shape-changing mage, prepares for an escape of her own. Meanwhile, Milo, a new sentinel, must decide if the path he’s chosen is the right one after tragedy strikes his squad.
Catalyst Moon: Incursion is an epic fantasy with notes of romance that introduces an old world where magic is new…and rebellion is on the horizon.
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